Taiko Drums

• Nov 13, 2017 - 23:11

Hey! I was just on the page titled "How to edit or create a new instrument" (https://musescore.org/en/node/15803) and I wanted to bring up the subject of adding Taiko Drums to the next update. Taiko Drums are basically really cool-sounding Japanese drums (see the Wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiko for more) that would open up more possibilities for composing, arranging, etc. They could be used for many things, such as orchestral, cinematic, and percussion-based pieces.
I just wanted the devs to see this, but feel free to comment down below as to how you feel about them!


Soundwise we're restricted to what GM provides, but that should not keep us from adding this instrument, with whatever GM sound is most similar.
Is us a single line percussion staff? Single pitch?

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Interestingly, there is no form of sheet music for Taiko drums - the music is passed down orally, so I think that unless you'd be able to create a form of sheet music for the instrument, creating a sound profile for it would be more practical. As in, a substitute for the sound when you enter the mixer, select the instrument and choose the Taiko sound from the dropdown menu.
According to this link, there is a special way of "singing" the music in order to pass it down, which includes syllables such as don, doro, tsu, tsuku, ka, kara, and su.

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